My absolute favorite Christian Song is the Revelation Song. Worthy is the, Lamb who was slain. Holy, Holy, is He. . . Do you know it?
Since last week we were talking about WORSHIP I thought this song was a perfect transition for the post this week. Did you try the 10×10 Challenge? I would LOVE to know how it went for you and what one activity (or two) you decided to incorporate into your daily time with God.
Anyway, back to the song. Did you know that all the words in this song are based on just two VERSES in the Bible? Revelation 5:12-13 (ESV). The first verse reads, “. . .saying with a loud voice,
‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!’”
I get excited about God’s Word because it is so rich with meaning. Have you ever considered just studying one or two verses? Squeezing out of it every precious drop of what God wants to teach you.
This verse is what I like to call a 7-verse. God’s perfect number is 7. This pattern is repeated many times in scripture so we can conclude it is important. This verse LISTS 7 WORDS of WORSHIP:
Since this verse is talking about Jesus, a great way to study this verse would be to use www.BibleGateway.com to look up where you can find each of these specific words in the bible as it relates to Jesus. Use the list tool on the right to look in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) as well as Isaiah and a few more places where Christ is mentioned.
Use your Journal to record what you learn about each WORD, what God is saying to you specifically and how you can apply what you learn to your life. I like the REAP Method (Read, Evaluate, Apply, Pray).
The next verse concludes with, “And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!’”
My Challenge to you for Bible Study this week is to take it SLOW. Carving out time in your day can be a challenge. Make an appointment in your planner for your Bible reading time. Start with 10-minutes. Read one verse (or two) and squeeze everything out of it using the REAP Method. Stay on the verse for more than one day. (Revelation 5:12 has at least 7-days’ worth of material.) Really sit with it until you are satisfied you have gotten everything you can out of it. Pray for God to reveal Himself to you in a NEW and Exciting way.
Be filled to overflowing,